April 5, 2022
I would like to thank my parents for their support and constant encouragement throughout the writing process. I am also indebted to Dr.Boies and Diana Donnel for their assistance in the editing phase of the project. And I am most grateful to Dr. Boies for her encouragement to help me to see the importance of this project for how it could be helpful and useful to others.
I was born and raised on the border of Texas and Mexico in the city of El Paso. Upon graduating in the Spring of 2022, I will receive a bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry and a certification in Public Health. After graduation, I will pursue a Doctorate degree in Medicine that specializes in urology or gastroenterology.
While at St. Mary’s University I assisted in the founding of “Girl Up StMU,” an organization empowering women leaders all around the world to defend gender equality. Additionally, I participated in a Research Fellowship under the direction of Dr. Gray. Moreover, I am also a part of other organizations such as, Sigma Sigma Sigma National sorority where I served as President and as College Panhellenic Council Chair. In my spare time, I volunteer at University Hospital, where I have had the opportunity to interact with patients and tutor students from underserved communities through the organization, “Learn To Be Tutoring.”
Well tought out and informative article! Let’s hope this article helps people realize how damaging tobacco products are to their health and well being.
Alaina De Leon
Great article on such a prevalent issue! I appreciate the attention to the statistics showcasing that it is in fact a “silent killer”.Thank you !
Such an informative article!! It’s crazy to see how much tobacco use has increased among youth.
So informative. Love this article!